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Song Name: Madhava Ki Kahaba Daiba Bipaka
Official Name: Song 57
Author: Govinda Dasa Kaviraja
Book Name: Padavali
mādhaba ki kahaba daiba-bipāka
patha-āgamana kathā kata nā kahiba he
yadi haya mukha lākhe lākha
mandira teja yāba pada cāri ā-olu
niśi heri kampita ańga
timira duranta patha hera-i nā pāriye
pada-yuga beḍhala bhujańga
eke kula-kāminī tāhe kuhu-yāminī
ghora gahana ati dūra
ā;re tahe jaladhara barakhiye jhara jhara
hāma yā-oba kona pūra
eke pada-pańkaja pańke bibhūṣita
kaṇṭake jarajara bhela
tuyā daraśana āśe kachu nāhi jānalu
cira-dukha aba dūre
tohāri muralī yaba śrabaṇe prabeśala
choḍalu gṛha-sukha āśa
pantha dukha tṛṇahu kari nā gaṇalu
(Refrain) O Krsna, how can I describe my fate? How many calamities fell on me as I walked here on the path? Even if I had millions and millions of mouths, I could not describe them all.
1) Leaving my house, I began walking here. When I saw night fall, my body trembled. Great darkness made the path impassable. I had no power to see anything. Snakes slithered about my feet.
2) I was all alone. The night was fearful. The path was very long. Then clouds rained and rained. Every place was flooded. Where could I go?
3) My lotus feet became adorned with mud. Again and again I was pricked by thorns. I yearned to see You. I didn't know where to go. Then my long sufferings fled far away.
4) The sound of Your flute-music entered my ears. Then I turned away from any wish to be happy in my home. Now I think all the troubles I met on that path to be insignificant like a blade of grass. So says Govinda dasa.
This song is sung in Raga Dhanasri.
UPDATED: July 4, 2009